The 18V LXT® Sub-Compact Brushless Impact Driver Kit (XDT18SY1B) is a fastening solution with significantly less weight. The 18V Sub-Compact Impact Driver offers the size and weight of lower voltage tools, but with the performance, power, and compatibility of 18-Volt. It has an efficient brushless motor with two speed settings and dual L.E.D. lights illuminate the work area. The innovative Assist Mode (A-mode) helps eliminate "screw cam-out" and "cross threading" by driving at low speed until tightening begins and is ideal for driving longer fasteners. It delivers 1,240 in.lbs. of Max Torque. At only 5-1/4 in. and 2.6 lbs. (with 2.0Ah battery), it is a fastening solution with superior comfort and handling.
It’s part of Makita’s expanding 18V LXT System, the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries. Makita® 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created Star Protection Computer Controls™. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating. For increased versatility, the tool can also be powered by Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries with the star symbol on the battery indicating Star Protection inside.
Compact and ergonomic design at only 5-1/4"
Weighs only 2.6 lbs. with battery for reduced operator fatigue
Ideal for working in tight spaces
Variable 2-speed (0-1,300/0-3,000 RPM & 0-2,000/0-4,100 IPM) for a wide range of fastening applications
Assist Mode (A-mode) feature helps eliminate "screw cam-out" and "cross threading" by driving at low speed until tightening begins
BL™ Brushless Motor delivers 1,240 in.lbs. of Max Torque in an ultra compact design
Ball bearing design is engineered to minimize bit wobble when fastening
Dual L.E.D. lights illuminate the work area
Ergonomically designed handle with rubberized soft grip provides increased comfort
Efficient BL™ Brushless motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use for up to 50% longer run time per charge
The BL™ Brushless Motor eliminates carbon brushes, enabling the BL Motor to run cooler and more efficiently for longer life
The electronically-controlled BL™ Brushless Motor efficiently uses energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application
Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™) is engineered for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions
Equipped with Star Protection Computer Controls™ to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
3-year limited warranty on tool, battery and charger
Only use genuine Makita batteries and chargers
Tool users who unplug the cord with Makita 18V LXT® experience new levels of convenience, efficiency and productivity. Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tool category in 2005, and today it is the world’s largest 18V cordless tool line-up. Makita’s leading technology gives tool users unmatched performance and breadth of line, with innovation in motor and battery technology that is obliterating industry standards – and leaving old thinking behind. With high amp-hour batteries, efficient brushed and brushless motors, and 36V (18V X2) LXT® technology, Makita 18V LXT® tools not only meet corded demands, they can exceed the performance of corded, all while remaining in a single cordless platform powered by the industry's fastest-charging 18V lithium-ion batteries. [Learn More]
Makita cordless tools are engineered for industrial applications, and for added protection during the most demanding jobs Makita created STAR Protection Computer Controls™. STAR is communications technology that monitors conditions during use, allowing the tool and battery to exchange data to protect against overloading, overdischarging and overheating. If STAR detects conditions that threaten to overload, overdischarge or overheat the tool or battery, the tool will automatically stop. At that time the user can either restart the tool, change or charge the battery, and put the tool back to work. When you slide a Makita 18V LXT® battery with the STAR symbol onto a Makita tool that has either the STAR symbol or a yellow terminal, you are benefitting from STAR Protection Computer Controls™.
When the job takes your Makita tool into harsh conditions, Makita Extreme Protection Technology (XPT™) provides added protection. XPT™ is a series of integrated seals engineered to channel away dust and water for increased durability. Wherever the job takes you, Makita tools equipped with XPT™ are engineered for increased durability and longer tool life.
Hex Shank : 1/4"
No Load Speed (var. 2 spd) : 0 - 1,300 / 0 - 3,000 RPM
Impacts Per Minute (var. 2 spd.) : 0 - 2,000 / 0 - 4,100 IPM
Maximum Torque (in.lbs./N•m) : 1,240 in.lbs./140N•m